Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (also known as AMVK) is an artist of singular complexity. Born in 1951 in Antwerp, where she still lives and works, she has been active since the 1970s as a visual artist, graphic designer and performer. She has always been a pioneer. She should, first and foremost, be considered an artist for the future. AMVK’s practice is truly interdisciplinary.

M HKA wants to introduce Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven to a wider audience as an innovator of forms and interpreter of moods - as oxygen of the whole society.

AMVK: Works

(c)image: AMVK
Indépendance, 1981
Painting , 200 x 147.5 x 5 cm
house paint, acrylic and polyester on Plexiglas

"After the decolonisation of Belgian Congo in 1960, many Congolese men thought that the word indépendence meant ‘a beautiful blonde woman’. That was what they had fought for. What is knowledge? In this work, I started using figurative elements, whereas before, there were only texts, signs and symbols in my paintings."